Cayman Islands Wedding {Keith and Rhea} Amazing Reception!

Keith and Rhea are far from doing things like everyone else…. when Kieth met Rhea 3 years ago and he decided to propose to her, the opportunity to pop the question just kept getting messed up. Keith decide to just ask her at home and said to her… “I can’t give you the perfect story, but I can give you the perfect ending… Will you marry me?”

From a bridal party of 16, to a 5 tier cake, to a tented reception dinner with hanging chandeliers and peacock feathers in giant vases and a after party that served coffee, cups of tea and cassava cake this special day was incredible. The day started at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman as Rhea and her girls were getting ready in a gorgeous suite, Rhea had gifted her mum a handkerchief embroidered with a poem and name on it and then the girls were all on the bed drinking champagne. All of this while the boys were donning their tuxes and awesome socks and keeping the groom under lock and key. The wedding ceremony itself was beautiful in a local church and there was a special moment when one of the ring bearers came onto the stage and kissed Rhea. Once the couple walked down the aisle they had petals chucked all over them as they tried to escape and we headed down to George Town for some fun photos with the bridal party at the local library and pier and a quick stop to the domino came with some of the locals. We then headed to Eduardo’s bar where the couple first met for a silly fun photo in the bar there.

The reception itself was incredible…. a air conditioned tent with full on dance floor and spinning lights, the chandeliers and table settings were just stunning. After a dinner the couple just danced all night long. During the speeches we were all in tears as Keith gave an awesome speech to his dad and thanked him for being their for him from the beginning.

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Planner : Sarah Parker of Save the Date

Flowers: Del of Flower Dell

Cake: Ann Ogden of Uniquely Annz

DJ: Moses

Caterer: Food for Thought

Venue: First Baptist & Festival Green, Camana Bay

Photographer: Rebecca Davidson, Rebecca Davidson Photography, Daria Keenan, Picture This Studios, Bouke Maddock, Picture This Studios

Videography: Jason Menor and Gary Hollins of Picture This Studios, assisted by Paul Laidlaw of Picture This Studios

 

Here are some questions we asked the Bride and Groom:

How would you describe your overall wedding experience?

B&G: Complete Fairytale. Magical!

What was your favourite moment from the wedding?

B&G: When Kristopher came on to the alter to give me a kiss.

How was your experience taking photos with me that day?

B & G: OMG, it was so much fun working with you and it felt so easy. I really hate taking pictures but I felt so at ease with you. I also loved that you kept me in line with getting photos during the reception. I was on cloud 100 and would surely have missed out on great pics if it wasn’t for you.

Did you see each other before the wedding? If not, did you like waiting or would you have rather done it differently? Tell me why or why not!

B&G: I wouldn’t have changed a thing. In fact I am glad we decided to wait and do a creative session afterwards. I didn’t feel rushed or nervous and that made the creative session so much fun and easy.

see creative session here (separate post) http://www.rebeccadavidson.com/blog/wedding-creative-session-keith-rhea-post-wedding/

Any tips on how to prepare for the wedding photos?
B&G: Look at tons of pics and share with your photographer what you like and what you want.

We love to hear about vendors you love. List any vendors here and feel free to share your experience. Be sure to include the name of the vendor, their profession, city/state, site or Facebook page and how your experience was!
B&G: Wayne from Food for Thought was amazing to work with.

Dell from Flowers by Dell transformed the church, beautified our reception and made my AMAZING bouquet. She’s a flower genius!

And I don’t think my words would do justice to Picture This! You guys have an amazing team! Thank you so much!!!!!

What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about regarding your wedding day and what was the outcome?
B&G:My pictures. Thanks to Rebecca they are AMAZING!

What was the first song you danced to as husband and wife? Father-daughter dance? Mother-son dance?

B&G: John legend – all of me (first dance)
Carrie Underwood – mamma (mother daughter dance)

 

Wedding Creative Session {Keith + Rhea} Post wedding!

Keith and Rhea were married in October last year, but both of them, having grown up in Cayman, wanted to make sure that their wedding photographs showed the real Cayman and the amazing architecture and beautiful foliage and scenery. I had to laugh when Keith and Rhea pulled up and a big van arrived with the couch that we then basically lugged through the town… that is dedication :). So we waited for a long time for this amazing session and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome, it was perfect, we pretty much had our gorgeous little George Town all to ourselves…save for a few ‘fans’ honking their horns (everyone knows everyone here) hahaha. Rhea’s flowers (Phalaenopsis Orchids )were made by The Flower Dell, floral department – gob-smacking gorgeous eh! (yes that is a word). You know what I love so much about this little island is the pure joy of EVERYONE…. check out the chap (shirtless) who rides his bike past and can’t help but be so thrilled for this couple and lets go of the handle bars, raises his hands and gives out a yell… check out Keith’s face on that one and the excitement Rhea feels. I couldn’t help but shout “Carpe Diem” – Seize the Day… that is what these guys did…. !!!! Yes I get a bit carried away I’m sorry I cant help it!

Love you guys xxxx

Hair – Karis Docen, Hair in Motion

Make-up – Stephanie Ford (wedding day-blog to ‘soon come’ tomorrow); Leticia Davis (creative session)

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This shot was very important to the couple, Keith’s grandfather was Capt. Keith Parker Tibbetts MBE JP, a very outstanding citizen and very important man of the Cayman Islands.cayman islands wedding photographer

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Okay so here is the story with this shot. I was way across on the other side of the road and behind a wall, Keith said to Rhea that as people drove by they couldn’t see me so he felt everyone was thinking…. ‘what was this random couple dressed in wedding gear in the middle of the town’ doing…..bride and groom camana baycayman islands wedding photographer

Surprise Engagement Proposal | Paul asks Dorcas to Marry him | Camana Bay Island

Paul planned a surprise proposal to his girlfriend (now fiance) for many weeks. He wanted to go down on bended knee and ask her for her hand in marriage on Camana Bay Island and then open a bottle of champagne, after she said ‘yes’ of course, and then have a romantic secluded dinner on the private little island, just the two of them. As they walked over the bridge you can see Dorcas as she realizes what is happening, and then when she sees the ring, she covers her face as the tears flow. Paul, as a true gentleman, got down on one knee and asked her. Between the tears and the laughter she was able to say yes and Paul was one happy guy! Dorcas only flew in from the UK the day before and landed in Grand Cayman for the first time ever for a quick 4 day holiday, so she thought.  Paul had this planned for months and left London with the ring, and his big plans….. With the help of Tawnie and     of Camana Bay, Paul pulled off a EPIC event!

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February 15, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Andy Corley - Very very special. Congratulations to you both.
xxx

Surfers Beach | South Sound | Grand Cayman {Marie and Theodore}

Marie and Theodore arrived in Grand Cayman via cruise ship, but knew they wanted to say their vows on the intimate beach in South Sound called Surfers Beach. There the two exchanged vows with each other and yes Theodore broke down (all my grooms are so awesome and romantic):)and yes the random witness (that Marie walked up to and asked if she would witness the wedding) and I cried when Theodore shed tears….. Did I tell you “I love my job”! Okay back to the story…… Once the ceremony was over, we drove around to a few special locations and made sure we photographed these guys in lots of different places that captured the island! When we were finished they decided to pop into our famous Guy Harvey restaurant before they headed back on to the ship. How cute are these two and so so so in love!!!! I love that!

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February 15, 2015 - 9:44 pm

Dawon Nash - I felt as though I was there it was so beautiful I couldn’t stop crying may your union last forever

Romantic Beach Wedding {Nicole and Dominic} Casanova’s Reception on the Ocean

Nicole and Dominic had a gorgeous romantic beach wedding in front of the rolling waves on the Caribbean ocean of the Cayman Islands. Arriving to the ceremony with a beautiful setup taken care of by Elina of Parfait Events, all the guests were ecstatic about the venue. They all picked up a parasol and some lemon flavoured water and took their seat on the sand right next to the ocean to await for Nicole to arrive. After the ceremony and some fun family photos and an great group shot, we all headed to Casanovas for a reception on the pier looking back at the restaurant, it was amazing and so romantic! Love this venue!!! Once everyone got a glass of champagne and imprinted their thumbprint the guests were escorted upstairs to their ocean, sunset view dinner reception. Here we did a first dance and cake cutting and then the amazing meal from the talented chefs at Casanova.

 

 

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With great Appreciation:

Venue: South Sound & Cassanovas Restaurant

Planner: Elina Parfait Events

Photographer: Rebecca Davidson Photography

How did you two meet?

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We met at school (ringing college of Art and Design) where we were both getting our degrees in Graphic Design. It was actually one of those moments where I put my foot in my mouth without knowing it. Once someone in our class told me, I reached out to Nicole via Facebook to apologize and the rest is history, as “they” say.

How did you propose?

Dominic – We were going for a run after work the Thursday before her Mom visited Seattle (she had no idea she was coming early). I was hanging out on our deck with our dog Meka (who is awesome). She stepped one foot inside the sliding glass door and I kneeled down, held out the ring (upside-down, of course), called her name and ask her to be my wife. By the way, she said yes!

How long have you been together?

Nicole – 5 years and counting

What was you favourite memory from the wedding?

Nicole – Walking down to see him for the first time and his reaction. I was so excited to see him if felt like forever (it was just the night before). The butterflies and excitement while having it just be the two of us was perfect!

 

Nicole – Oh also as soon as my mom and I started to walk down the aisle my garter fell down to my ankle, it was either walk back down the aisle the opposite way to fix (that would have looked bad :D) it or try my hardest not to fall….

 

Dominic – Everything!

How would you describe your overall wedding experience?

Nicole – AMAZING! I wouldn’t change it for the world!

Dominic – Fantastic, perfect.

What advice would you offer to other couples planning a destination wedding?

Make sure one of you is a planner. Give yourself at least a year to plan. Try not to worry to much about the family drama that comes with every wedding… In the end it is a day for just the two of you and whoever really wants to be there will make sure they are there. It all works out somehow in the end.

What photography related advice would you offer to a couple?

Nicole – Just be relaxed

Dominic- Do your research and make sure you BOTH are happy with the photographer’s portfolio before signing the contract.

Tell me about your dress, where did you find it, how did you choose it and know it was the one?

It was my first and only day of dress shopping and I was lucky enough to be there with my mom. As soon as I put the dress on I knew, I didn’t want to come out of it! It is the perfect blend of Dominic and I, exactly what I wanted for my wedding dress.

How was your experience taking photos/working with me on your day?

GREAT! We were both so nervous about feeling awkward while taking the photos, but it turned out to be just the opposite. It was so relaxed and fun it was a great way to spend our first hour together that day!

Did you see each other before the wedding? If not, did you like waiting or would you have rather done it differently? Tell me why or why not!

Nicole – Yes and it was one of the best parts! I was so worried that we weren’t going to get that special moment when I was walking down the aisles (thank goodness I didn’t wait I was trying not to trip the whole time) and I would take the moment alone we got before the ceremony any day!

Dominic – Yes, it was exciting to anticipate what she would look like.

Any tips on how to prepare for the wedding photos?

Nicole – Just have it be as Zen as possible around you while getting ready.

Any tips that you have about preparing your wedding party for photos? What did you tell them, how did you get them to cooperate, what

Nicole – Their personalities show best through photos when they aren’t coached

Dominic – Don’t be shy, take charge, order people around. Yell if you need to, your paying for the photographers time. Also you might be missing the perfect lighting if you or the others dilly-dally. did you do or what would you have done differently?

Any tips on what to bring?

Dominic – For the bride bring a bridesmaid if anything should go wrong or to help with her dress.

We love to hear about any vendors you love. List any vendor here and feel free to share your experience.

We couldn’t of have done anything with our 3 key people, Elina, Marie Ana from Casanova and Rebecca. They were all so extremely helpful with answering all my many questions!

What were your most anxious, nervous or fearful about regarding your wedding day and what was the outcome?

Nicole – We are both designers and Dominic didn’t have but input on the look of the wedding, something I was so worried about! Elina did such an amazing job pulling off my vision and then some! As soon as Dominic saw everything he was blow away by how everything looked. It was such a great feeling and I owe it to Elina!

Dominic- Everyone getting along and having a good time. Luckily, everything way great!

What is one piece of advice you would give to other couples for planning their wedding?

Have fun with the whole process

What is the first song you danced to as husband and wife? Mother and daughter? Mother and son?

First Song – My Funny Valentine by Frank Sinatra

Mother, Daughter – Wind Beneath my Wings – Bette Midler

Mother, Son – Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles

 

 

 

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